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Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Media playback is unsupported on your device A lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses have warned. NHS Providers, which represents English hospital trusts, said staff are having to self-isolate because they cannot get tests for themselves or family members. It comes… Read More »

C.D.C. Now Says People Without Covid-19 Symptoms Do Not Need Testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly modified its coronavirus testing guidelines this week to exclude people who do not have symptoms of Covid-19 — even if they have been recently exposed to the virus. Experts questioned the revision, pointing to the importance of identifying infections in the small window immediately before the onset… Read More »

CMS announces $5B in funding, new testing requirements and training for nursing homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released Wednesday a number of new initiatives to aid nursing homes during the pandemic including additional funding, testing, training and data. A fresh $ 5 billion from the Provider Relief Fund authorized by the CARES Act will be given to nursing homes by the U.S. Department of Health… Read More »

White House seeks to block funds for coronavirus testing and tracing in relief bill, report says

US President Donald Trump holds up swabs as he speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images The White House is trying to block billions of dollars for coronavirus testing and contact tracing in the upcoming stimulus… Read More »